Monday, November 26, 2007

The day after Thanksgiving -- with all our children and grandchildren here, we went and had family photos taken in the morning, and then my wife declared an "all girls" (she, Michelle, Melinda, and daughter-in-law Kim) shopping time for the afternoon. No, it wasn't a "black Friday" kind of thing. They went to a new sandwich shop for lunch and then Kathy took them to a couple of new and interesting places she had found.

In the meantime, we guys (me, Mike, and son-in-law Rodney) got lunch for the kids. I thought I'd show you what you probably already know: The way we guys do lunch isn't anything like what our wives would do on a similar occasion. We just put it on the table. They would make it look nice. But, hey, we got the tummies filled!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Here are pictures of the Sunday evening crowd. We climbed to 143 -- and I think there were even more who came in after the preaching started. This is in the auditorium of the education wing of the church where this congregation has begun renting. They can use the sanctuary sometimes and the auditorium sometimes.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Two photos showing the congregation of 142 on Saturday night. They say that the sanctuary will hold at least 500 people, so our crowd looks kinda small in there, but it's still a record for this group! Too bad we can't claim them all as ours, at least right now.

The singer at left is our Guatemalan general superintendent; the man at right a member of the Trenton congregation.
Saturday night in Trenton -- probably our largest attendance for the week, since we expect some people to attend their own churches on Sunday. I counted 142! It's too late at the moment to take time to post pictures, but come back soon and I'll put up one or two.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I'm in Trenton, NJ, through Sunday, accompanying our Guatemalan congregation in special services as they begin using a newly rented facility. This is a group that, in four years or so, has gone through the phases of a dozen or so meeting in an apartment, to about twenty meeting in someone's home, to a rented store front where they grew to the sixties and didn't fit any more, to a rented auditorium in a black Baptist church where we had more than ninety present for the Thursday evening service.

God is still at work! Thank the Lord!

On Wednesday night I did a dedication/inauguration ceremony for them. On Thursday night I was surprised by the visit of three Guatemalans whom I hadn't seen in over 25 years, two of whom were students in the Bible Institute when I was there. I'm anxious to see what else the Lord has for us during the next three days.

Hopefully I can post some pictures here soon. Go to our website and check the EFM blog there for more details.